Category: Connectors

Power Disable Pin — Pin 3

Ask the SCSI Expert Series Dan Reno, Director of Technical Marketing for HDDs at Western Digital and member of the STA Board of Directors, discusses some of the features of 12Gb/s he finds valuable, especially the Power Disable Pin, also referred to as “Pin 3” on the new 8639 connector.

SAS Advanced Connectivity Roadmap Frequently Asked Questions

SCSI Trade Association October 2009 Q1. What is the Advanced Connectivity Roadmap? A1. The Advanced Connectivity roadmap is the STA connectivity roadmap to guide the industry through future SAS storage solutions. It specifies the Mini-SAS High Density (HD) (SFF- 8643/8644) connector as the converged connectivity scheme for SAS-based deployments. In addition, it defines SAS Connectivity… Read more »

Advanced SAS Connections Converge at 3.0

Authors: Jay Neer, Advanced Technical Marketing Manager, Industry Standards, Molex With Contributions by Harry Mason, Director, Industry Marketing, LSI Corp. and Susan Bobholz, Product Marketing Manager, Intel Introduction The first article in this series of three articles discusses SAS connectivity and introduced the basic concepts of how SAS devices connect together as well as how… Read more »

SAS Interconnect Infrastructure

Author: Jay Neer, Corporate Strategic Product Manager, Molex The SAS Interconnect Infrastructure table displayed examples of the new connectors and cables implemented in the recent SAS 1.1 release. The new Mini SAS connectors developed by Molex for the standard are now appearing in SAS products from a number of companies. This interface provides more port… Read more »